Gourmet Films - For the Foodie in You

by Imdbidia | created - 06 Mar 2011 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

This is a list of films where food is the star, where food has a prominent unforgettable role in the movie, or where there are food themes or scenes that are important to the script. Movies for foodies. Food Movies. Documentaries that make you think on food from a different prospective.

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1. How to Cook Your Life (2007)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary

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A Zen priest in San Francisco and cookbook author use Zen Buddhism and cooking to relate to everyday life.

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Edward Espe Brown, Doris Dörrie

Votes: 300 | Gross: $0.08M

2. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

7.8
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80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 45,929 | Gross: $4.42M

3. La grande bouffe (1973)

NC-17 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A group of men go to a villa in the French countryside where they resolve to eat themselves to death.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi

Votes: 9,787

4. Babette's Feast (1987)

G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor's daughters.

Director: Gabriel Axel | Stars: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle

Votes: 15,131 | Gross: $4.40M

5. The Leftovers (2008)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Michael Cavanagh, Kerstin Übelacker

Votes: 5

6. Ratatouille (2007)

G | 111 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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96 Metascore

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava | Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

Votes: 526,076 | Gross: $206.45M

7. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

Unrated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Sihung Lung, Kuei-Mei Yang, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-Lien Wu

Votes: 15,210 | Gross: $7.29M

8. Tampopo (1985)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy

7.9
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A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kôji Yakusho

Votes: 11,299 | Gross: $0.22M

9. What's Cooking? (2000)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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57 Metascore

In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents... See full summary »

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Joan Chen, Julianna Margulies, Mercedes Ruehl, Victor Rivers

Votes: 2,346 | Gross: $1.04M

10. Waiting... (I) (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy

6.8
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30 Metascore

Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics.

Director: Rob McKittrick | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, John Francis Daley, Justin Long

Votes: 80,083 | Gross: $16.12M

11. Dinner Rush (2000)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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79 Metascore

Is it just another evening at the hugely popular Italian restaurant of proprietor and bookmaker Louis Cropa in New York? Anything but as tonight's guests include; a local police detective ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Giraldi | Stars: Danny Aiello, Edoardo Ballerini, John Rothman, Frank Bongiorno

Votes: 4,515 | Gross: $0.11M

12. Julie & Julia (2009)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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66 Metascore

Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 87,772 | Gross: $94.13M

13. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

7.7
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64 Metascore

A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 56,872 | Gross: $82.42M

14. Big Night (1996)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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80 Metascore

A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business.

Directors: Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Marc Anthony, Larry Block

Votes: 14,215 | Gross: $11.88M

15. Vatel (2000)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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44 Metascore

Vatel is in charge of the reception to the king Louis XIV. With the prince's political ambitions at stake, its essential to please him. But when he falls in love with the king's lover, passion and duty seem to contradict each other.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Julian Glover

Votes: 6,683 | Gross: $0.05M

16. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

NC-17 | 124 min | Crime, Drama

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The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard

Votes: 29,381 | Gross: $7.72M

17. The Cook (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

4.1
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Over a long holiday weekend, unable to escape the confines of their sorority house, a handful of unsuspecting girls are left behind to enjoy the quiet sanctuary. The normal house staff has ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg Simon | Stars: Penny Vital, Nina Fehren, Mark Hengst, Noelle Kenney

Votes: 1,149

18. Delicatessen (1991)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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66 Metascore

Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Votes: 71,261 | Gross: $1.79M

19. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 91,522 | Gross: $11.53M

20. Fast Food Nation (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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64 Metascore

An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Bruce Willis, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Wilmer Valderrama

Votes: 21,878 | Gross: $1.00M

21. Como agua para chocolate (1992)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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86 Metascore

When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.

Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Mario Iván Martínez

Votes: 14,722 | Gross: $21.67M

22. Waitress (2007)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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75 Metascore

Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.

Director: Adrienne Shelly | Stars: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Sisto, Cheryl Hines

Votes: 39,582 | Gross: $19.07M

23. Merci pour le Chocolat (2000)

Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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82 Metascore

In Lausanne, the aspirant pianist Jeanne Pollet has lunch with her mother Louise Pollet, her boyfriend Axel and his mother. Lenna leans that when she was born, a nurse had mistakenly told ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Anna Mouglalis, Rodolphe Pauly

Votes: 4,163 | Gross: $0.44M

24. Mostly Martha (2001)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

7.3
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72 Metascore

When a headstrong chef takes charge of her equally stubborn 8-year-old niece, the tensions between them mount... until an Italian sous-chef arrives to lighten the mood.

Director: Sandra Nettelbeck | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Maxime Foerste, Sergio Castellitto, August Zirner

Votes: 7,178 | Gross: $4.16M

25. Coming to America (1988)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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47 Metascore

An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Paul Bates, Garcelle Beauvais, Feather

Votes: 133,270 | Gross: $128.15M

26. Chocolat (2000)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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64 Metascore

A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss

Votes: 160,561 | Gross: $71.51M

27. The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.4
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A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui's age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years... See full summary »

Director: Tran Anh Hung | Stars: Tran Nu Yên-Khê, Man San Lu, Thi Loc Truong, Anh Hoa Nguyen

Votes: 6,736 | Gross: $1.91M

28. Oyster Farmer (2004)

91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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51 Metascore

A love story about a young man who runs away up an isolated Australian river and gets a job with eighth generation oyster famers.

Director: Anna Reeves | Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Jim Norton, Diana Glenn, David Field

Votes: 1,124

29. Viridiana (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey, José Calvo

Votes: 18,099

30. Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart (1985)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

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In San Francisco, an immigrant Chinese widow welcomes the new year with some unhappiness: she's 62 now, she wants to make a trip to China to pay last respects to her ancestors, a fortune ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Laureen Chew, Kim Chew, Victor Wong, Ida F.O. Chung

Votes: 329

31. A Grand Day Out (1989)

Not Rated | 23 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.8
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Wallace takes a break from trying to decide on a holiday destination only to find he has no cheese for his crackers. The solution to both problems is a trip to the moon, with dog Gromit, because everybody knows the moon's made of cheese.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 25,927

32. Man Push Cart (2005)

87 min | Drama

7.1
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71 Metascore

A night in the life of a former Pakistani rock star who now sells coffee from his push cart on the streets of Manhattan.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Ahmad Razvi, Leticia Dolera, Charles Daniel Sandoval, Ali Reza

Votes: 2,759

33. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 481,834 | Gross: $18.35M

34. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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66 Metascore

A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Bruce Campbell, James Caan

Votes: 170,367 | Gross: $124.87M

35. Fuera de carta (2008)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Javier Cámara (Talk to Her) stars as Chef Maxi, a culinary genius/drama queen with too much on his plate.

Director: Nacho G. Velilla | Stars: Javier Cámara, Lola Dueñas, Fernando Tejero, Benjamín Vicuña

Votes: 1,816

36. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

8.0
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93 Metascore

A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur, Bulle Ogier

Votes: 30,518 | Gross: $0.20M

37. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.7
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72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 358,013 | Gross: $206.46M

38. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.8
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Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 145,975 | Gross: $4.00M

39. No Reservations (2007)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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50 Metascore

The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 63,202 | Gross: $43.11M

40. My Blueberry Nights (2007)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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52 Metascore

A young lonely woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Norah Jones, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Chad R. Davis

Votes: 47,224 | Gross: $0.87M

41. Tortilla Soup (2001)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

6.6
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58 Metascore

A Mexican-American master chef and father to three daughters has lost his taste for food but not for life.

Director: Maria Ripoll | Stars: Hector Elizondo, Jacqueline Obradors, Tamara Mello, Judy Herrera

Votes: 3,693 | Gross: $4.45M

42. Mid-August Lunch (2008)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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75 Metascore

Gianni is a middle-aged man living in Rome with his imposing and demanding elderly mother. His only outlet from her and the increasing debt into which they are sinking, are the increasingly... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Di Gregorio | Stars: Valeria De Franciscis, Marina Cacciotti, Maria Calì, Grazia Cesarini Sforza

Votes: 3,433 | Gross: $0.67M

43. Magic Kitchen (2004)

105 min | Romance, Comedy

5.4
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Yau is on the lookout for love in modern day Hong Kong in spite of her family curse

Director: Chi-Ngai Lee | Stars: Sheila Chan, Sammi Cheng, Nicola Cheung, Stephen Fung

Votes: 462

44. Salmer fra kjøkkenet (2003)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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75 Metascore

A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him.

Director: Bent Hamer | Stars: Tomas Norström, Joachim Calmeyer, Bjørn Floberg, Reine Brynolfsson

Votes: 7,414 | Gross: $0.35M

45. Io sono l'amore (2009)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

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79 Metascore

Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbriellini, Alba Rohrwacher

Votes: 16,003 | Gross: $5.01M

46. The Mistress of Spices (2005)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Romance

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In India, Tilo has the ability of foreseeing the future. When their parents are killed by bandits, she is kidnapped but escapes and is raised by the First Mother in a sort of traditional ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Mayeda Berges | Stars: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Dylan McDermott, Nitin Ganatra, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Votes: 4,796

47. Over the Hedge (2006)

PG | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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67 Metascore

A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating...and learns a lesson about family himself.

Directors: Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick | Stars: Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, Wanda Sykes

Votes: 138,267 | Gross: $155.02M

48. Eat Pray Love (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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50 Metascore

A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis

Votes: 71,148 | Gross: $80.57M

49. Otesánek (2000)

132 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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74 Metascore

When a childless couple learn that they cannot have children, it causes great distress. To ease his wife's pain, the man finds a piece of root in the backyard and chops it and varnishes it into the shape of a child. However the woman takes the root as her baby and starts to pretend that it is real. When the root takes life they seem to have gained a child; but its appetite is much greater than a ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Veronika Zilková, Jan Hartl, Jaroslava Kretschmerová, Pavel Nový

Votes: 5,178 | Gross: $0.12M

50. 301, 302 (1995)

Unrated | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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Two obsessive-compulsives, a chef and an anorexic writer, are neighbors in an apartment building. The chef (301) tries to entice her neighbor to eat with fabulous meals. The writer (302) ... See full summary »

Director: Cheol-su Park | Stars: Eun-jin Pang, Sin-hye Hwang, Chu-Ryun Kim

Votes: 900

51. In the Mood for Love (2000)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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85 Metascore

Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

Votes: 89,794 | Gross: $2.73M

52. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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57 Metascore

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri

Votes: 369,469 | Gross: $179.87M

53. Woman on Top (2000)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.3
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41 Metascore

Brazilian chef Isabella Oliveira moves to San Francisco when her husband, frustrated by her motion sickness, cheats on her.

Director: Fina Torres | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Murilo Benício, Harold Perrineau, Mark Feuerstein

Votes: 9,109 | Gross: $5.02M

54. Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

6.5
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Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that... See full summary »

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: George Segal, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Morley, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Votes: 1,733

55. Jídlo (1993)

17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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BREAKFAST: After eating breakfast, a man is transformed into an elaborate dumb-waiter-style breakfast dispenser - and the same fate befalls the man who obtains breakfast from him. LUNCH: ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Ludvík Sváb, Bedrich Glaser, Jan Kraus, Pavel Marek

Votes: 2,096

56. A Feast at Midnight (1994)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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A new student at a British public school forms a secret society centered around cooking and midnight feasting with other school misfits and outcasts.

Director: Justin Hardy | Stars: John Hurley, Freddie Findlay, Sebastian Armesto, Robert Hardy

Votes: 414

57. Future of Food (2009– )

59 min | Documentary

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George Alagiah investigates a future food crisis triggered by rising populations, changing diets, fuel and water shortages and climate change.

Star: George Alagiah

Votes: 41

58. Food Revolution (2010–2011)

60 min | Reality-TV

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Impassioned chef Jamie Oliver is determined to take on the high statistics of obesity, heart disease and diabetes in the United States. By talking to people in their communities, Oliver ... See full summary »

Stars: Jamie Oliver, Alice Gue, Rod Willis, Mike McGalliard

Votes: 739

59. Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (2000)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.6
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83 Metascore

An intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life as lived by the country's poor and its provident, as well as by the film's own director, Agnes Varda. The aesthetic, political and moral ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: François Wertheimer, Agnès Varda, Bodan Litnanski

Votes: 4,259 | Gross: $0.15M

60. Jamie's School Dinners (2005– )

48 min | Documentary

7.5
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British TV chef Jamie Oliver is appalled by the food being served in British public schools. He learns that not only do the children prefer to eat junk food, but they have very little knowledge of vegetables and fruits and are very afraid of trying anything remotely new. This series shows all the problems and dilemmas he faces and overcomes whilst admirably attempting to make a healthier nation.

Stars: Timothy Spall, Jamie Oliver

Votes: 203

61. Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980)

Not Rated | 51 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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A documentary on the history of garlic. Blank interviews chefs, garlic lovers, and historians about the their love of the 'stinking rose.'

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Antzonini Del Puerto, Kathleen Bendel, Harrod Blank, Mary T. Brown

Votes: 503

62. Black Gold (2006)

Unrated | 78 min | Documentary

7.2
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69 Metascore

An in-depth look at the world of coffee and global trade.

Directors: Marc J. Francis, Nick Francis

Votes: 809 | Gross: $0.09M

63. La taqueria (2003)

R | 82 min | Comedy

6.6
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Director: Martin Delon | Stars: Buddy Howard, Jennifer Almaguer, Evaristo Carreon Jr., Joshua Carreon

Votes: 42

64. Mystic Pizza (1988)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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60 Metascore

Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in the Connecticut town of Mystic.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 20,426 | Gross: $12.79M

65. Lemon (1969)

7 min | Short

5.3
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Lemon, ostensibly a one-shot film, representing a radical pairing down of materials and methods: It is silent, static and unedited. This arrestingly spare portrait of a seeming "Superstar ... See full summary »

Director: Hollis Frampton

Votes: 427

66. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,159,234 | Gross: $100.13M

67. Moonstruck (1987)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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83 Metascore

Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello

Votes: 39,435 | Gross: $80.64M

68. 9½ Weeks (1986)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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50 Metascore

A woman gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Margaret Whitton, David Margulies

Votes: 32,281 | Gross: $6.73M

69. Le sang des bêtes (1949)

22 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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An early example of ultra-realism, this movie contrasts the quiet, bucolic life in the outskirts of Paris with the harsh, gory conditions inside the nearby slaughterhouses. Describes the ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Franju | Stars: Georges Hubert, Nicole Ladmiral, Alfred Macquart, Maurice Griselle

Votes: 1,843

70. Gran Torino (2008)

R | 116 min | Drama

8.2
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72 Metascore

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley, Ahney Her

Votes: 620,691 | Gross: $148.10M

71. The Wedding Banquet (1993)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Winston Chao, May Chin, Ah-Lei Gua, Sihung Lung

Votes: 11,779 | Gross: $6.93M

72. Jin yu man tang (1995)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Kit is a gangster looking to start a new life as a chef in Canada, so he can be closer to his girlfriend. But in his struggle to learn the fine art of cuisine, he runs across a red-headed ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Kenny Bee, Leslie Cheung, Siu Cheung, Yuk Wah Cheung

Votes: 875

73. Iron Chef (1993–1999)

60 min

8.7
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Chefs from all over the world come to Kitchen Stadium to do culinary battle with one of Chairman Kaga's "Iron Chefs." Both the challenger and the Iron Chef have one hour to prepare a meal ... See full summary »

Stars: Chen Kenichi, Hiroyuki Sakai, Rokusaburo Michiba, Koumei Nakamura

Votes: 825

74. Food Fight (2008)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

7.1
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A fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement rebelled against big agribusiness to launch the local organic food movement.

Director: Christopher Taylor | Stars: Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, Marion Nestle, Justin Kirk

Votes: 217

75. Good Food (2008)

72 min | Documentary

8.9
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A look at how local farmers and ranchers in the Pacific Northwestern part of the United States develop sustainable and organic agriculture.

Directors: Mark Dworkin, Melissa Young | Star: David Suzuki

Votes: 10

76. Shekvarebuli kulinaris ataserti retsepti (1996)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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The story of Pascal Ichak, a larger-than-life French traveller, bon vivant, and chef, who falls in love with Georgia and a Georgian princess in the early 1920s. All is well until the ... See full summary »

Director: Nana Dzhordzhadze | Stars: Pierre Richard, Nino Kirtadze, Micheline Presle, Jean-Yves Gautier

Votes: 521 | Gross: $0.60M

77. Diner (1982)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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86 Metascore

A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Daniel Stern

Votes: 16,136 | Gross: $14.10M

78. The War of the Roses (1989)

R | 116 min | Comedy

6.8
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79 Metascore

A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Marianne Sägebrecht

Votes: 41,295 | Gross: $86.89M

79. Consuming Passions (1988)

R | 98 min | Comedy

6.1
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A tragic mishap at a chocolate factory results in candy lovers getting an unexpected 'extra' in their sweets. The problem is that they want more!

Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Vanessa Redgrave, Tyler Butterworth, Freddie Jones

Votes: 363 | Gross: $0.12M

80. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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85 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 1,012,924 | Gross: $130.74M

81. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,298,463 | Gross: $134.97M

82. Felicia's Journey (1999)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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72 Metascore

A young woman leaves Ireland to find her boyfriend in England, and while there is helped by a man hiding unsettling secrets.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Arsinée Khanjian, Elaine Cassidy, Sheila Reid

Votes: 7,059 | Gross: $0.82M

83. Mahiha ashegh mishavand (2005)

96 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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After 22 years, Aziz decides to return to his hometown, to sell some family possessions, including the house where he was born. But for his astonishment, the place is now a small restaurant... See full summary »

Director: Ali Rafie | Stars: Reza Kianian, Roya Nonahali, Golshifteh Farahani, Maryam Saadat

Votes: 842

84. Chungking Express (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.1
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77 Metascore

Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Faye Wong

Votes: 46,592 | Gross: $0.60M

85. Oliver! (1968)

G | 153 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.5
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Young Oliver Twist runs away from an orphanage and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed

Votes: 28,567 | Gross: $16.80M

86. Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Six outwardly average individuals have elaborate fetishes they indulge with surreptitious care. A mousy letter carrier makes dough balls she grotesquely ingests before bed. A shop clerk ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Petr Meissel, Gabriela Wilhelmová, Barbora Hrzánová, Anna Wetlinská

Votes: 2,673

87. Premium (1971)

24 min | Short

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Director: Edward Ruscha | Stars: Leon Bing, Rudi Gernreich, Tom Smothers

88. Le monde selon Monsanto (2008 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary

8.1
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You do not have to believe that God exists, but you will after this movie know that the devil poster! Monsanto is the largest global company that produces agricultural products: pesticides,... See full summary »

Director: Marie-Monique Robin | Stars: David Baker, Ken Cook, David Carpenter, Robert Bellé

Votes: 1,565

89. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 185,895 | Gross: $9.17M

90. Soul Food (1997)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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68 Metascore

One person can keep a family together and, when that one person is gone, a family can be torn apart.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Michael Beach

Votes: 5,866 | Gross: $43.49M

91. Jackie's Spring Palace (2009)

7 min | Short, Comedy

6.7
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Inside Shaun's head a movie is playing with no beginning, no end and not much of a plot in between... But it does contain pirates, ballet, diarrhea, male nudity, elves, gluttony, nose ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Phipps | Stars: Nick Martin, Poh Ling Yeow, Jimmy Yeow, Ted Nogard

Votes: 16

92. Milk in the Land: Ballad of an American Drink (2009)

90 min | Documentary

7.1
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Directors: Ariana Gerstein, Monteith McCollum | Stars: Rozz Berman, Daniel R. Block, Jinny Brodesky, Robert Cohen

Votes: 8

93. Estômago (2007)

113 min | Drama

7.8
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In the great restaurant of life, there are those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way, a life of his own: he cooks in order to survive and find a place ... See full summary »

Director: Marcos Jorge | Stars: João Miguel, Fabiula Nascimento, Babu Santana, Carlo Briani

Votes: 4,229

94. Le Dîner de Cons (1998)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy

7.7
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73 Metascore

To amuse themselves at a weekly dinner, a few well-heeled folk each bring a dimwit along who is to talk about his pastime. Each member seeks to introduce a champion dumbbell. Pierre, an ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Veber | Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Jacques Villeret, Francis Huster, Daniel Prévost

Votes: 32,291 | Gross: $4.07M

95. Frankie and Johnny (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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66 Metascore

Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a café beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, Nathan Lane

Votes: 24,707 | Gross: $22.77M

96. Cuisine et dépendances (1993)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Martine and Jacques knew their friend before he became an important television personality, but have not seen him for over ten years. They are hospitable people - witness the fact that they... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Muyl | Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Laurent Benoît, Zabou Breitman, Jean-Pierre Darroussin

Votes: 1,123

97. Cuisine américaine (1998)

92 min | Comedy

6.2
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an aspiring master-chef on a US military vessel is dishonorably discharged/quits his post and and instead feeeloling sorry for himself, uses the oppotunity to go to Paris, France and apply ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Yves Pitoun | Stars: Jason Lee, Eddy Mitchell, Irène Jacob, Isabelle Petit-Jacques

Votes: 805

98. Heston's Feasts (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

8.5
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Michelin three-star award winning chef Heston Blumenthal believes the future of food can and needs to be developed from the past, but reinvented to modern sensibilities. He looks to ... See full summary »

Stars: Heston Blumenthal, Kyle Connaughton, James 'Jocky' Petrie, Peter Amstein

Votes: 164

99. Food Matters (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.7
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Food Matter examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on topics organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy.

Directors: James Colquhoun, Carlo Ledesma | Stars: Vicky Blewitt, Ian Brighthope, Jerome Burne, Phillip Day

Votes: 4,256

100. Black Coffee (2007 TV Movie)

172 min | Documentary

7.6
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Black Coffee is a 2007 Canadian documentary film examining the complicated history of coffee and detailing its political, social, and economic influence from the past to the present day. ... See full summary »

Director: Irene Lilienheim Angelico | Star: Helen King

Votes: 57